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We talk of the realms of the blest

We talk of the realms of the blest

Author: Elizabeth K. Mills
Tune: [We talk of the realms of the blessed]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. We talk of the realms of the blessed,
That country so bright and so fair,
And oft are its glories confessed,
But what must it be to be there!

Oh, what must it be to be there,
Oh, what must it be to be there;
With Jesus our friend,
All eternity to spend,
Oh, what must it be to be there.

2. We talk of its pathways of gold,
Its walls decked with jewels so rare;
Its wonders and pleasures untold,
But what must it be to be there! [Refrain]

3. We talk of its freedom from sin,
From sorrow, temptation and care,
From trials without and within;
But what must it be to be there! [Refrain]

4. We talk of its peace and its love,
The robes which the glorified wear;
The songs of the blessèd above,
But what must it be to be there! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7287

Author: Elizabeth K. Mills

Mills, Elizabeth, née King, daughter of Philip King, was born at Stoke Newington in 1805; married to Thomas Mills, M.P., and died at Finsbury Place, London, April 21, 1829. Her popular hymn:— We speak of the realms of the blest. [Heaven] is thus annotated in Miller's Singers and Songs, &c, 1869, p. 483: "We are much indebted to John Remington Mills, Esq., M.P. for information about this hymn, written by his accomplished relative. The original has 6 st. and was composed after reading ‘Bridges on the 119th Psalm' (on ver. 44, p. 116), ‘We speak of heaven, but oh! to be there.' . . . Already deservedly a favourite, new interest will be added to this hymn when we know that the authoress was early called to ‘the realms of the blest,' o… Go to person page >

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First Line: We talk of the realms of the blest
Author: Elizabeth K. Mills
Refrain First Line: O what must it be to be there



The Cyber Hymnal #7287
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